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counteract

(kown″tĕr-ăkt′)
To act against or in opposition to.
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First of all, the anti-inflammatory cytokines should have been analyzed to further elucidate the counteractive relationship between the surrogate parameters of endothelial dysfunction and inflammatory cytokines.
BEIRUT, Aug 26 (KUNA) -- Lebanese Speaker Nabih Berri said here Sunday that the current situation in the country was counteractive to tourism, citing that around 50,000 Kuwaitis were chased away by the current situation in Lebanon.
According to the latest calculations of Max Planck scientist Andrea Pozzer this scenario could become true for most of world population in 2050 if no counteractive measures are taken.
Estimating the relative contribution of pollution by antibiotic resistance genes and antibiotic compounds to increased levels of antibiotic resistance is important, as this knowledge may be used to improve the effectiveness of counteractive measures.
Globalisation and Regionalisation: Contradictory Tendencies, Counteractive Tactics, or Strategic Possibilities?
The basic aim is to force the victim into unquestioning submission, and prevent the victim from taking any counteractive action.
A consideration of this kind forces us into the explanation of some historically counteractive data: how should Scotus' leaning to individuality be matched with the tag "realist" that clung to him in philosophy textbooks, or how should it accord with Scotus' Augustinian and Platonic background.
There was a time when it was so political it was counteractive to what a lot of the early feminist lesbians believe, and I understand that too.
In agreement with this model, Trope and Fishbach (2000) argue that when a self-control conflict is anticipated, some individuals perceive the costs of succumbing to temptation as threats to their goal achievement and exercise conscious counteractive self-control strategies such as enhancing the value of the self-control goal in order to maintain that goal and avoid the temptation.
This may lead to a more profound counteractive anti-inflammatory response and may explain increased susceptibility to postoperative infections.
He added: "With strong headwinds already in place and austerity measures likely to put increasingly counteractive pressure on domestic and consumer demand, it looks as if manufacturing has entered a slower growth phase which could be with us for some time.
Successful managers not only accept the possibility of stereotype threat, but they take counteractive steps towards diffusing stereotype threat situations.